Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mmm-Mmm Good In the Morning

This morning I woke up and I was hungry. REALLY hungry. And I wanted muffins. And ONLY muffins.

That's one of the tortures of being pregnant--your stomach is telling you it will only accept foods that, quite frankly, your body doesn't feel like making.

But my stomach won. I got up and went to the pantry only to devastatingly discover I didn't have any muffin mixes on hand. my choices were to create a scene so dramatic that Rodney would volunteer to go to the store to get me a muffin mix, or better yet an already made muffin, OR I could get online and find a recipe.

I'm a considerate, loving wife who already had a long "Honey Do" list for the day, so I opted for the recipe search.

I went to my girl, Martha (Stewart), and she had tons and tons of muffin recipes. I finally came across one that I had all the ingredients for and it seemed as though it would fit the craving that had taken over my body.

It was Coffee Cake Muffins. And if you ever need an indulgent breakfast, or something to take to all your skinny friends at brunch, or you want to impress someone with your baking should try these. Two sticks of butter are what make me want to share these with my skinny friends...."Get some meat on your bones, already!" (Or fat on your ass!) I've been pregnant for the last three years and am tired of looking at all these little bags of bones. :-)

It's important to note it calls for a JUMBO muffin pan. This is why there are no pictures of mine. I didn't notice that small detail and mine went running all over my oven b/c I still used all the batter. So mine were ugly, but they were SOOOOOOO good.

Also, it calls for 1 cup of sour cream. I was about 1/2 way into my recipe when I realized the 8 oz. container of sour cream only had about 2 oz. left in it. So, I found some plain greek yogurt and dumped that in and was still about 1/4 c. short. So, I topped it off with some Vanilla Yo-Baby yogurt. So, my point is...feel free to substitute yogurt for the sour cream. But make sure if it's a vanilla yogurt that it is made with real sugar and not artificial sweeteners...they get bitter when baking.

Let me know if you try them. And know that if I show up with them at your house, then I think you're too skinny!

Fat and full,

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